The Therapist's Toolbox
26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist
- Susan E. Carrell - Carrell Counseling
The Therapist's Toolbox is like taking several years of seminars and reading a book or two. It is a time-saving and cost effective manual full of tried-and-tune techniques for enhancing therapeutic intervention with clients, written by a discerning and seasoned practitioner.
Aimed at practice with individual adults and couples, this manual is a collection of nonsense, helpful techniques drawn from Susan E. Carrell's vast experience throughout her career. Each technique is complete and easy to implement in a single session. The author's jargon-free, down-to-earth writing style makes each technique easy to understand and effective to use. Carrell provides treatment objective and diagnostic aids to help the clinician meet requirements for treatment planning, as well extensive examples from her own practice.
The Therapists Toolbox provides a selection of strategies useful for engaging clients who are struggling to express themselves. The author has compiled this book using techniques she has picked up along the way. She explains her reasoning in the introduction, and provides practice examples to demonstrate application. I have found this book useful as a counsellor and also as a teacher of counselling, as some strategies can also be used in the classroom.
Very easy to read and even though this book is aimed at client work I found the ideas transfer nicely into experiential exercises to use with syudents in class which was a nice bonus.
This book is brilliant for any therapist on the move. I wish i had this book when i was training.
I have recommended that the University put this book on the Supplemental Reading List for students next year. Practical skills for therapeutic use are in short supply and I found this book to be a good resource of such ideas.